Northrop Grumman signs teaming agreement With RUAG Aviation for F-5 worldwide sustainment and life cycle logistics
Northrop Grumman Corporation and RUAG Aviation, Emmen, Switzerland, have signed an agreement to provide worldwide sustainment and life cycle logistics as an effort to offer a broad capability to countries flying the F-5 Tiger aircraft.
Under the terms of the agreement, the team will market F-5 aftermarket support, modifications and upgrade programs to countries flying the aircraft.
"This teaming agreement combines the core strengths of both Northrop Grumman and RUAG," said Dave Werkheiser, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Technical Services Life Cycle Optimization and Engineering Group. "The combination of these capabilities, resources and expertise partnered with the existing capacity of the two entities will result in a team that will best meet the requirements of present and future customers."
Northrop Grumman is the original equipment manufacturer of the F-5 and has more than 40 years experience with the program.
"By entering the partnership, Northrop Grumman and RUAG Aviation are complementing each other in their fields of expertise," said Philipp Marc Berner, executive vice president of RUAG Military Aviation. "Our respective clients will benefit from a full range of capabilities, skills and services as we aim to extend the life-cycle of F-5 aircraft in operation."
As the prime support provider for the Swiss Air Force and other, foreign military F-5 operators, RUAG has extensive experience and infrastructure in place to support the program and has been providing superior support to these operational fleets.
Source: Northrop Grumman
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